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Shortest Lunch

There’s no better way to spend a wintery weekend than treating yourself to a flight of handcrafted wines and wholesome eats in front of a warm fire.

The much-anticipated Shortest Lunch will return to the Yarra Valley over the winter solstice, giving wine lovers nationwide a reason to look forward to the colder months again.

Shortest Lunch 2024 Dates, Ticket Price, Yarra Valley Wine, Melbourne

9 Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries members will open their boutique, family-run cellar doors and sheds for wine-lovers to enjoy two days of unlimited tastings and carefully curated bites.

Get a taste of the hidden gems of the Valley with two days of wine tasting, live music, delicious bites and stunning scenery across ten participating family-run wineries.

A decadent and diverse selection of meals will be available at each participating winery, with menu offerings ranging from homemade apple pies and cheese platters to classic Italian fare and slow-cooked brisket. Kids and those with special dietary requirements won’t miss out either, with most wineries catering for both.

There will be glasses and bottles of wine to purchase. Not to mention, there will also be exclusive Shortest Lunch cellar-door specials only available that weekend!

There are over 80 wines available to taste, with some wineries offering exclusive new releases and vintage releases exclusively over The Shortest Lunch. There’s something for everyone with Sparkling, Rosé, Red, White, Orange, Pet Net, Dessert wines and ciders on offer. The event also organises live musical performances throughout the day so that you can enjoy your meal in a truly relaxing environment.

As always, a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to a charity, and this year, we are proud to partner with Make-A-Wish to support their wonderful cause.

If you plan on staying in the Yarra Valley for the weekend, check out the range of cosy B&Bs, motels or hotels and make the most of the shortest weekend of the year.


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    • Hi Jason,

      It appears that no dates have been announced for 2021 at this point, and most small events really don’t announce anything until closer to the event – probably even more so in these COVID times.

      Since the Shortest Lunch celebrates the Winter Solstice, this happens to land on Monday, 21 June 2021 next year, so depending on if and when then they choose to hold it, you’d this it will be just before that day or the following weekend.


    • Hi Nahisha,

      The Shortest Lunch is held over a number of wineries, so it is an event that you either need to drive yourself, have someone drive you, or catch a tour.

      You could certainly catch a bus out to Healesville, but would then need to catch a taxi to each of the wineries, which would become very expensive.

      I would recommend taking a tour. Here is a list of participating tour guides taking people on tours:
      Wild Wombat Winery Tours
      Go Get Around Tours
      Epicurean Food & Wine Tours
      Yarra Valley Winery Tours
      Driven Indulgence Yarra Valley Tours
      Samba Kombi Services

      Here are some of the general tour options here. I would give them a call before you book to ensure they are running tours on the day. Otherwise, head to the individual tour sites to make your booking.


      • Hi Nahisha,

        Totally agree with Jess the cheapest way is to jump on a tour bus with other people.

        Happy to discuss, our telephone number should you want any further details is 03 9579 5771.

        Kind Regards
        Go Get Around Tours – 20 years experience helping people have a fun day out.

Where is the Shortest Lunch located?
What is the Shortest Lunch address?
Billanook Estate - 280 Edward Rd, Chirnside Park Boat O’Craigo - 458 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville Fin Wines - 119 Lorimers Ln, Dixons Creek Seville Hill - 8 Paynes Rd, Seville Steels Gate - 1974 Melba Hwy, Dixons Creek Sutherland Estate - 2010 Melba Hwy, Dixons Creek Tokar Estate - 6 Maddens Ln, Coldstream Whispering Hills - Paynes Rd, Seville Yering Farm Winery - St Huberts Rd, Yering, Yarra Valley, VIC

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